Lee So-hee
Lee So Hee - Indonesia Open 2017 (cropped).jpg
Personal information
CountrySouth Korea
Born (1994-06-14) 14 June 1994 (age 28)
Ulsan, South Korea
Height1.71 m (5 ft 7 in)
Weight67 kg (148 lb)
HandednessRight
Women's & mixed doubles
Highest ranking2 (WD Chang Ye-na with 9 November 2017)
2 (WD with Shin Seung-chan 21 December 2021)
35 (XD with Lee Yong-dae 30 June 2016)
Current ranking2 (WD with Shin Seung-chan 30 August 2022)
Medal record
Women's badminton
Representing  South Korea
World Championships
Silver medal – second place 2021 Huelva Women's doubles
Bronze medal – third place 2014 Copenhagen Women's doubles
Sudirman Cup
Gold medal – first place 2017 Gold Coast Mixed team
Silver medal – second place 2013 Kuala Lumpur Mixed team
Bronze medal – third place 2015 Dongguan Mixed team
Bronze medal – third place 2021 Vantaa Mixed team
Uber Cup
Gold medal – first place 2022 Bangkok Women's team
Silver medal – second place 2016 Kunshan Women's team
Bronze medal – third place 2020 Aarhus Women's team
Asian Championships
Bronze medal – third place 2016 Wuhan Women's doubles
Bronze medal – third place 2017 Wuhan Women's doubles
Asia Mixed Team Championships
Silver medal – second place 2017 Ho Chi Minh Mixed team
Asia Team Championships
Silver medal – second place 2020 Manila Women's team
Bronze medal – third place 2016 Hyderabad Women's team
Bronze medal – third place 2018 Alor Setar Women's team
Summer Universiade
Gold medal – first place 2013 Kazan Mixed team
Gold medal – first place 2015 Gwangju Women's doubles
Gold medal – first place 2015 Gwangju Mixed team
Bronze medal – third place 2013 Kazan Women's doubles
World Junior Championships
Gold medal – first place 2011 Taipei Girls' doubles
Gold medal – first place 2012 Chiba Girls' doubles
Silver medal – second place 2010 Guadalajara Mixed team
Silver medal – second place 2011 Taipei Mixed team
Bronze medal – third place 2010 Guadalajara Girls' doubles
Bronze medal – third place 2012 Chiba Mixed team
Asian Junior Championships
Gold medal – first place 2012 Gimcheon Girls' doubles
Bronze medal – third place 2012 Gimcheon Mixed team
BWF profile
Lee So-hee
Hangul
이소희
Hanja
李紹希
Revised RomanizationI So-hui
McCune–ReischauerI Sohŭi

Lee So-hee (Hangul: 이소희; Korean pronunciation: [i.so.ɦi]; born 14 June 1994) is a South Korean badminton player.[1] She won the women's doubles title at the 2017 All England Open tournament.[2] She also helped the Korean national team to win the world team championships at the 2017 Sudirman Cup.[3] She reached a career high of world no. 2 in the women's doubles in November 2017 partnered with Chang Ye-na.[4] For her achievements in 2017, Lee who affiliated with the Incheon International Airport team, was awarded as the best player of the year by the Badminton Korea Association.[5]

As a junior player, Lee was a gold medalists at the 2012 Asian, 2011 and 2012 World Junior Championships in the girls' doubles event.[6] She represented Konkuk University and competed at the Summer Universiade, helped the Korean team clinching the gold medal in the team event in 2013 and 2015, and also won the gold in women's doubles with partner Shin Seung-chan in 2015.[7]

Achievements

BWF World Championships

Women's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2014 Ballerup Super Arena, Copenhagen, Denmark South Korea Shin Seung-chan China Tian Qing
China Zhao Yunlei
13–21, 10–21
Bronze
Bronze
2021 Palacio de los Deportes Carolina Marín, Huelva, Spain South Korea Shin Seung-chan China Chen Qingchen
China Jia Yifan
16–21, 17–21
Silver
Silver

Asian Championships

Women's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2016 Wuhan Sports Center Gymnasium, Wuhan, China South Korea Chang Ye-na Japan Misaki Matsutomo
Japan Ayaka Takahashi
16–21, 19–21
Bronze
Bronze
2017 Wuhan Sports Center Gymnasium, Wuhan, China South Korea Chang Ye-na Japan Misaki Matsutomo
Japan Ayaka Takahashi
14–21, 10–21
Bronze
Bronze

Summer Universiade

Women's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2013 Tennis Academy, Kazan, Russia South Korea Shin Seung-chan China Luo Yu
China Tian Qing
12–21, 17–21
Bronze
Bronze
2015 Hwasun Hanium Culture Sports Center,
Hwasun, South Korea
South Korea Shin Seung-chan China Ou Dongni
China Yu Xiaohan
(disqualified)
21–16, 21–13
Gold
Gold

BWF World Junior Championships

Girls' doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2010 Domo del Code Jalisco, Guadalajara, Mexico South Korea Choi Hye-in China Tang Jinhua
China Xia Huan
22–20, 13–21, 15–21
Bronze
Bronze
2011 Taoyuan Arena, Taoyuan City, Taiwan South Korea Shin Seung-chan Indonesia Shella Devi Aulia
Indonesia Anggia Shitta Awanda
21–16, 13–21, 21–9
Gold
Gold
2012 Chiba Port Arena, Chiba, Japan South Korea Shin Seung-chan China Huang Yaqiong
China Yu Xiaohan
21–14, 18–21, 21–18
Gold
Gold

Asian Junior Championships

Girls' doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2012 Gimcheon Indoor Stadium, Gimcheon, South Korea South Korea Shin Seung-chan China Huang Yaqiong
China Yu Xiaohan
17–21, 21–15, 21–17
Gold
Gold

BWF World Tour (4 titles, 7 runners-up)

The BWF World Tour, which was announced on 19 March 2017 and implemented in 2018,[8] is a series of elite badminton tournaments sanctioned by the Badminton World Federation (BWF). The BWF World Tours are divided into levels of World Tour Finals, Super 1000, Super 750, Super 500, Super 300 (part of the HSBC World Tour), and the BWF Tour Super 100.[9]

Women's doubles

Year Tournament Level Partner Opponent Score Result
2018 Fuzhou China Open Super 750 South Korea Shin Seung-chan Japan Mayu Matsumoto
Japan Wakana Nagahara
23–21, 21–18 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2018 Hong Kong Open Super 500 South Korea Shin Seung-chan Japan Yuki Fukushima
Japan Sayaka Hirota
18–21, 17–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2018 Korea Masters Super 300 South Korea Shin Seung-chan South Korea Chang Ye-na
South Korea Jung Kyung-eun
14–21, 17–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2018 BWF World Tour Finals World Tour Finals South Korea Shin Seung-chan Japan Misaki Matsutomo
Japan Ayaka Takahashi
12–21, 20–22 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2019 Korea Open Super 500 South Korea Shin Seung-chan South Korea Kim So-yeong
South Korea Kong Hee-yong
21–13, 19–21, 17–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2019 French Open Super 750 South Korea Shin Seung-chan South Korea Kim So-yeong
South Korea Kong Hee-yong
16–21, 21–19, 21–12 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2019 Fuzhou China Open Super 750 South Korea Shin Seung-chan Japan Yuki Fukushima
Japan Sayaka Hirota
17–21, 15–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2020 (II) Thailand Open Super 1000 South Korea Shin Seung-chan South Korea Kim So-yeong
South Korea Kong Hee-yong
18–21, 19–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2020 BWF World Tour Finals World Tour Finals South Korea Shin Seung-chan South Korea Kim So-yeong
South Korea Kong Hee-yong
15–21, 26–24, 21–19 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2021 Denmark Open Super 1000 South Korea Shin Seung-chan China Huang Dongping
China Zheng Yu
15–21, 17–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2021 French Open Super 750 South Korea Shin Seung-chan South Korea Kim So-yeong
South Korea Kong Hee-yong
21–17, 21–12 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner

BWF Superseries (3 titles, 6 runners-up)

The BWF Superseries, which was launched on 14 December 2006 and implemented in 2007,[10] was a series of elite badminton tournaments, sanctioned by the Badminton World Federation (BWF). BWF Superseries levels were Superseries and Superseries Premier. A season of Superseries consisted of twelve tournaments around the world that had been introduced since 2011.[11] Successful players were invited to the Superseries Finals, which were held at the end of each year.

Women's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2015 Korea Open South Korea Chang Ye-na Indonesia Nitya Krishinda Maheswari
Indonesia Greysia Polii
15–21, 18–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2016 French Open South Korea Chang Ye-na China Chen Qingchen
China Jia Yifan
16–21, 17–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2016 China Open South Korea Chang Ye-na China Huang Dongping
China Li Yinhui
13–21, 21–14, 21–17 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2017 All England Open South Korea Chang Ye-na Denmark Christinna Pedersen
Denmark Kamilla Rytter Juhl
21–18, 21–13 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2017 Indonesia Open South Korea Chang Ye-na China Chen Qingchen
China Jia Yifan
19–21, 21–15, 10–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2017 Korea Open South Korea Chang Ye-na China Huang Yaqiong
China Yu Xiaohan
11–21, 15–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2017 Denmark Open South Korea Shin Seung-chan Japan Shiho Tanaka
Japan Koharu Yonemoto
21–13, 21–16 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2017 French Open South Korea Shin Seung-chan Indonesia Greysia Polii
Indonesia Apriyani Rahayu
17–21, 15–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2017 China Open South Korea Kim Hye-rin China Chen Qingchen
China Jia Yifan
7–21, 21–18, 14–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
  BWF Superseries Premier tournament
  BWF Superseries tournament

BWF Grand Prix (5 titles, 6 runners-up)

The BWF Grand Prix had two levels, the Grand Prix and Grand Prix Gold. It was a series of badminton tournaments sanctioned by the Badminton World Federation (BWF) and played between 2007 and 2017.

Women's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2012 Korea Grand Prix Gold South Korea Shin Seung-chan South Korea Eom Hye-won
South Korea Jang Ye-na
13–21, 17–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2013 Swiss Open South Korea Shin Seung-chan South Korea Jung Kyung-eun
South Korea Kim Ha-na
21–23, 16–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2013 Chinese Taipei Open South Korea Shin Seung-chan South Korea Jung Kyung-eun
South Korea Kim Ha-na
Walkover 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2014 Canada Open South Korea Choi Hye-in South Korea Park So-young
South Korea Park Sun-young
21–15, 21–18 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2014 Korea Grand Prix South Korea Shin Seung-chan South Korea Chang Ye-na
South Korea Yoo Hae-won
15–8 retired 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2015 Thailand Open South Korea Chang Ye-na China Huang Dongping
China Li Yinhui
22–20, 11–21, 15–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2015 Korea Masters South Korea Chang Ye-na South Korea Jung Kyung-eun
South Korea Shin Seung-chan
21–7, 16–21, 21–19 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2015 U.S. Grand Prix South Korea Chang Ye-na South Korea Jung Kyung-eun
South Korea Shin Seung-chan
22–24, 21–18, 12–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2016 New Zealand Open South Korea Chang Ye-na Japan Yuki Fukushima
Japan Sayaka Hirota
13–21, 16–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2017 U.S. Open South Korea Shin Seung-chan Japan Mayu Matsumoto
Japan Wakana Nagahara
21–16, 21–13 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2017 Korea Masters South Korea Shin Seung-chan South Korea Kim So-yeong
South Korea Kong Hee-yong
21–18, 23–21 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
  BWF Grand Prix Gold tournament
  BWF Grand Prix tournament

BWF International Challenge/Series (2 titles, 1 runner-up)

Women's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2012 Iceland International South Korea Shin Seung-chan South Korea Go Ah-ra
South Korea Yoo Hae-won
21–18, 21–16 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2012 India International South Korea Shin Seung-chan India Aparna Balan
India N. Sikki Reddy
19–21, 21–13, 21–17 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner

Mixed doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2011 Turkey International South Korea Kim Sa-rang South Korea Cho Gun-woo
South Korea Yoo Hyun-young
25–23, 9–21, 19–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
  BWF International Challenge tournament
  BWF International Series tournament
  BWF Future Series tournament

References

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